Saumur Rouge Les Arboises Monopole Breze Guiberteau 2014 by Emanuele Spagnuolo
Guiberteau and his wines struck me the first time I tasted them in France a few years ago.
Even this Saumur Rouge Monopole not only amazed me, but it made me realize how much complexity there is in the Saumur area and how many details a natural winemaking and a talented hand can reveal in the glass.
The Cabernet Franc in this area of the world dresses elegantly. The nose wine deceives you, there are notes of the pinot noir of Gevrey Chambertin with that complexity 'of fruit mixed with gunpowder. But here there is more concentration in color, more depth. The herbaceous reveals itself elegantly with hints of ivy mixed with mint and a reference to the black olive.
In the mouth the wine is coherent, still young, but supported by an acidity that assaults the tongue and then in the middle of the palate fills with a gustatory run from the marathon runner. Very long wine in the mouth, deep, mineral, strong and vibrant.
At the end empty glass (and believe me it took very little ????) a slight note of sandal makes me understand that the wine would have changed many times in the glass as well as all the great wines.
There is patience with these wines, but I'm too impulsive despite now 20 years of tastings.
We are facing a worthy rival of Clos Rougeard.